Laguna College of Art + Design

Housing Costs



On-campus housing cost for the 2019/20 academic year is $10,300 or $5,150 per semester. All housing contracts are for the entire academic year.


The Enrollment Agreement form and a $250 Tuition deposit for BFA and $500 for MFA / Post-Bacc must be submitted before applying for housing. Upon completing your tuition deposit, you will have the option to apply online for housing at that time. If you have any further questions, please contact


Each fall, priority is given to newly entering, first-time freshman currently residing outside of a 100-mile radius of LCAD’s Main Campus. If you live within 100 miles of Laguna Beach, you still may apply for consideration. If you are offered a space and you decline, you forfeit your deposit. Deposits only will be returned to students who are not offered a space. Selected residents will be guaranteed housing only for the 2019/20 academic year.


  • Priority Housing: April 1st
  • Housing Deadline: May 1st


Students who live beyond a 100-mile radius from Laguna Beach will be informed of their housing decision by April 15th. Those who applied but live within a 100-mile radius will be informed of their housing status after May 1st.


Please note: The deposit does not secure students a space in the Residence Hall. Deposits will be returned to those who are not offered a space.


Supervised by the Director of Student Life and Resident Managers, LCAD’s Housing Program promotes communal living in a small apartment complex. Roommates and units will be assigned based on questions and requests on the Roommate Questionnaire. Assigned roommates will coordinate cleaning, grocery buying/sharing, cooking, decorating, carpooling, and the frequency of guests. This experience strengthens life skills such as adaptation, transition, and compromise. Residents are expected to maintain the highest level of conduct. Failure to comply with all LCAD and LCAD Housing regulations will result in removal from the housing program, without compensation or refund.

For further information, please e-mail or call 949.376.6000 ext. 245.


Laguna Beach is one of the most desirable beach communities on California’s coast; therefore, rental rates can be higher than in other US locations. The best time to begin your search is one (1) month to six (6) weeks prior to arriving at LCAD. To familiarize yourself with the area, please visit: and/or

All temporary housing rates are subject to availability and to change.

For more information about off-campus housing, please e-mail Cheyanna Vang at or call (949) 376-6000, ext. 235.